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Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 8:00 PM
Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall, Music Building

Two circles, side by side, containing the portraits of the composers. On the left Maryzelle playing the drums, in color. On the right, maisha, playing guitar, in black and white> Photos courtesy of the composers.

Mills Music Now
Presented by Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music. 

Concert is free and open to the public.
Proof of vaccination is required. More info at: www.mills.edu/covid-19/visitors.php#event-visitors

A concert of works by Mills student composers Maryzelle Ungo and Maisha Lani.


Maryzelle Ungo:


     Maryzelle Ungo –  drum set, gong, Tibetan Bbowls, crystal bowls, chimes, & electric     


     Andrew Ramos – electric quitar

     Don Marco – bass guitar

Maisha Lani:

The Wolf







      Maisha Lani – vocals, guitar, sruti box 

      Craig Bravo Miller from The Rhythm Builders – drum kit 

      Paul Martin Sounder – electric bass


Composer maryzelle Ungo sits in their knees surrounded by a radial array of instruments. Photo courtesy of the Artist.Maryzelle Ungo’s first love was the drums and from then on, she has been in numerous bands as a drummer. She has toured throughout the coast as a Garage rock, psychedelic, and ambient musician. Receiving her BA in Music, she studied percussion at Mills college. While studying music in college, she also received her 200 HR training as a yoga teacher, and has worked hands on as the college’s yoga assistant. From there, she truly bloomed into her love of healing through music and movement. Along with banging the drums and evolving spiritually, she tapped into her divine goddess mission as a sound therapist. Over the past couple years, she has been hosting and creating soundbaths with crystal quartz bowls, Tibetan bowls, Tuning Forks, electric guitar, African drums, gongs, electronics, bells, whistles, divinity, and Love. 

Maishi Lani sings into a microphone with their eyes closed while playing guitar, standing in front of a radial tapestry hanging. Phot Courtey of the ArtistMaisha Lani is a vocalist, guitarist and composer influenced by nature, storytelling, consciousness and the idea that music lives within us, ready to surface at our soonest beckoning. 

Learn more about the music programs and courses involved in the series on the Music Department Undergraduate and Graduate pages located on the Mills College website. For questions about the class concert series or accessibility, please contact the Mills College Music Department by emailing music@mills.edu.